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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Chisago County Needs Your Help!

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Chisago County Needs Your Help!

The State of Minnesota and Governor Walz want to know which community requests the State should fund during the 2020 Legislative Session and are seeking your input! 

Chisago County is leading a project to improve safety and mobility along US Highway 8 from I-35 in Forest Lake to Karmel Avenue in Chisago County. They are seeking $50 million in State Funds to develop, engineer, acquire right-of-way, and construction of critically needed safety, capacity and access improvements. Highway 8 is becoming increasingly strained due to the high number of commuters, large trucks hauling freight and the large spikes in weekend recreational traffic.

Add your voice to the project request and submit your public comment. The public comment period will be open through November 30, 2019.

Governor Walz will review this information with Minnesota Management and Budget staff as they develop his capital budget proposal which will be submitted to the Legislature in January 2020.

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